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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Misc. clays

Misc. clays, the No. 972 import by value totaled $2.66 million for the month of December, $40.67 million through December of 2018, and $40.93 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1China$18.25 M
2Canada$5.27 M
3Mexico$4.61 M
4Spain$2.08 M
5Germany$2.01 M
6South Africa$1.74 M
7Poland$1.1 M
8Greece$910,000
9France$726,387
10Singapore$622,118
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $40.67 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish $15,793,545
2Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY $4,543,445
3Port Laredo $2,848,807
4Port of New Orleans $2,435,228
5Port of Virginia $1,787,092
6Port of Newark $1,779,314
7Otay Mesa Freeway Border Crossing, Calif. $1,726,592
8Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,546,905
9Port of Los Angeles $1,323,499
10Port of Mobile, Ala. $1,277,006

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 0.64 percent through December to $40.67 million

U.S. imports of Misc. clays decreased 0.64 percent from $40.93 million to $40.67 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 972 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 961 for the last full year with a total value of $40.93 million, a $14.22 million, 53.23 percent increase from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Canada, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Spain and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 China, No. 2 Mexico, No. 3 Canada, No. 4 Germany and No. 5 Spain. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish, No. 2 Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY, No. 3 Port Laredo, No. 4 Port of New Orleans and No. 5 Port of Newark.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1China $18,252,344
2Canada $5,267,072
3Mexico $4,613,876
4Spain $2,078,612
5Germany $2,007,717
6South Africa $1,742,974
7Poland $1,097,723
8Greece $910,000
9France $726,387
10Singapore $622,118

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1New Orleans $3,885,479
2Buffalo $747,846
3Laredo $608,353
4San Diego $526,296
5Cleveland $300,583
6Chicago $300,340
7Houston $289,587
8Los Angeles $240,223
9New York City $201,804
10St. Louis $197,018

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Southern Louisiana, Gramercy, St. James Parish rose 8.96 percent compared to last year to $15.79 million.
  • Buffalo Peace Bridge, NY rose 38.08 percent compared to last year to $4.54 million.
  • Port Laredo fell 10.55 percent compared to last year to $2.85 million.
  • Port of New Orleans fell 22.66 percent compared to last year to $2.44 million.
  • Port of Virginia rose 12.04 percent compared to last year to $1.79 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 China increased $1.58 million, 9.48 percent, (44.88 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 Canada increased $1.24 million, 30.77 percent, (12.95 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Mexico decreased $33,910, 0.73 percent, (11.35 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Spain decreased $544,873, 20.77 percent, (5.11 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany decreased $1.24 million, 38.23 percent, (4.94 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 79.23 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $32.22 million of the $40.67 million total.

All totaled, 67.4 percent of all these Misc. clays imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $27.41 million of the $40.67 million total